Most recently, it's been "the beast den". The dogs had taken over the love seat that was up against the window which was both a great place for a comfy nap and a good vantage point for barking one's head off at anyone who walked on our street - or even just a passing stray leaf. This didn't end up being a pretty thing for the love seat which is no longer fit for man nor beast.
The designer in me lost the battle in this space. The sentimental clutterbug won! Most of the content of the room is sentimental childhood junk: my dolls and stuffed animals, my heart collection (I was born on Valentine's Day), my diplomas and awards, kid's ceramics from several decades, Emily's dollhouse, even a couple of my mother's toys.
|A ceramic heart pin and a quilted heart -- tied into frames with ribbon.|
|That nakey doll's clothes are around somewhere! Waiting for them to turn up!|
|The three ceramic animals that were in the room a slept in in my grandmother's house when I was a kid -- now guarding the Shakespeare collection.|
This area measures 19' x 10'. It felt like half that until yesterday. Now it feels twice a big. But it's still documentation of my clutterbug tendencies! Oh well! I go back and forth on painting the bookshelves white. I'd prefer them to be white but it's SO hard to do a good paint job on bookcases. Not like I have time anyway!
|I LOVE the vintage bird cage, bird print, and ceramic bird on top of the cabinet!|
|Close-up of the doll collection.|
|I love collecting old painted stools!|
|Even Wishy the cat likes it!|